“A Playmob blog” they said. “About what?” I retorted inquisitively. “Charity, gaming and all things related” was the prerequisite. So here I am, orders in hand, bravely (self-professed) marching into the blogosphere.

‘Bravely’ was an overstatement. If i’m honest I am not a typical candidate for blogging. I rarely use my own personal social media channels anymore, I’ve become completely disenfranchised with the never ending thought-stream that is Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and the next big thing that maybe I’m too long in the tooth to fully comprehend.

That is not to say that I don’t see the worth in these technologies. On the contrary, every day through work I come across sentient, thoughtful and important messages relayed through the aforementioned channels.

Messages that deliver coherent truths:


Messages that solve real world issues:


But in all seriousness by delving a little deeper you can start to find messages that really matter:




The point I guess i’m trying to make through the mirage of imagery is that important issues are constantly being discussed everyday. Sometimes it just takes that additional bit of effort to wade through the noise in order to get there.

This Saturday, 28th February is Rare Disease Day and whilst a certain fictional Doctor may believe the title of this blog post to be true, the actual truth is that Lupus along with 6000+ other rare diseases are currently affecting peoples lives in a real way.

Head over to http://www.rarediseaseday.org/ to find out more and join in the discussion on their Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/rarediseaseday